Building the base for a "Mark" in Lincolnshire.
That was a tough week. There were so many extra challenges for me to overcome. The first problem was that the site was inaccessible for the delivery wagon so I spent the whole first day driving to and from the builder merchants to get the 5 tonne of material to site - 600 bricks, 35 solid concrete block, 35 bags of sand, 20 bags aggregate, 18 bags gravel, 28 paving slabs, 15 bags cement.
The next challenge was finding the soil to be heavy clay - it was so sticky it wouldn't come off the shovel and kept wrapping itself around the wheelbarrow's wheel causing it to lock up. I had to excavate a few tonne of soil from the area to get everything level. Finally, heavy rain kept coming through the whole week.
My solution was to keep on working as long as possible. I sleep in the van and it's a remote area so I could get up early and work late. I ended up working from 5:30am until 9pm but I managed to get it all finished by Friday.
It is amazing and up to our dreams!
As you probably saw, we have already started to fill it with plenty of seedlings.
Having bought an old house, we have had to deal with lots of builders and other contractors, for better or for worse. You surely have already been told it many times, but you are a real professional and it has been a real pleasure to ask for your service.
Many Thanks again.
Matthieu & Anna.
I don't normally build sheds but I was asked by some great customers I built a greenhouse for last year - and this isn't just a normal shed. It has Thermowood cladding (guaranteed 30 years without treatement) double glazed windows, fully insulated, roof in EPDM (over 40 year life expectancy). The space is also really tight - and that's an interesting challenge.
I added shelving - the lower tier of which serves as a bench for sitting and enjoying the views or perhaps reading in the warm comfort of this insulated building.
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